Friday, March 22, 2019

Gardening - The Best Hobby

What is Gardening

The term gardening means growing plants. But gardening is not just about growing plants it's much much more than this. If someone tends to take gardening as hobby, he/she must adopt it with passion. It's not that easy as it seems like. It's not just about putting a seed in the soil & wait the plant to grow. It requires your care, attention & time.


Gardening As Hobby

If we talk about professional gardening, it may take various shapes based on the cultivation. But if someone wanna adopt gardening as hobby then it must be only flower gardening vegetable gardening or fruit gardening. These three types are a bit easier to adopt for beginners. It doesn't mean that these types are pieces of cake as they require a great effort. You will have to give them time in order to have fruitful results.

Flower Gardens

Flower gardening will provide you fresh flowers in nice & bright colors. Your home cultivated flowers will give you a sense of great pleasure.


Vegetable Gardens

Vegetable gardening will provide fresh vegetables. They will be equally great to eat raw or to cook as they will be free of poisonous chemicals.


Fruit Gardens

Fruit gardening is a bit harder than others two & requires extra efforts. But the fruits grown at home will give you the taste that you would have never tasted before.


Importance Of Gardening

Gardening is really important for human beings. People usually adopt gardening as hobby for their leisure time but I think this thing should be done at first priority. As population is growing day by day & to accommodate such a huge number of people the forests &  agricultural lands are being cultivated which is an alarming thing. This planet's ecosystem is being disturbed by human beings &
in coming future we'll have to suffer a lot. Global Warming is increasing day by day. If we didn't take
this matter in account we'll be in great trouble. 
That's why based on these arguments no one can deny the importance of gardening. It doesn't mean to set up a whole garden, a single plant grown by a single person with sincerity would be a great gift to our planet. It will provide habitat to birds & bees will balance the ecosystem to some extent. Gardening will also help to fulfill the foods needs of this enormously growing population. The home grown fruits & vegetables would cost less as compared to purchased from the market. These foods will be 100% natural & healthy. Also the pollution has become a big problem now a days. Trees & plants will help to reduce pollution & provide us fresh air to breath. That's why gardening is very important.

Benefits Of Gardening

Gardening is not only important but also has many health benefits linked to it.
  • Home grown vegetables & fruits give you a sense of self esteem. It makes your mood fresh & your confidence level increases.
  • The exposure to sunlight provides you Vitamin D, which is very important for your health.
  • Gardening makes immune system stronger & helps to work better.
  • The exercise that is unknowingly done during gardening, reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • Gardening also helps to relieve stress.
  • The home grown vegetables will help you loose weight & avoid fatal diseases.
  • Gardening helps to improve hand coordination & muscle strength.
  • Gardening will give you a quality time spend with your family.
  • Gardening is proved to sharpen the mental health & provide a better sleep.
  • Gardening also helps in slow climate change. Little effort from everyone will give great results as a whole.

Kitchen Gardening

Kitchen gardening is also very famous term. In kitchen garden vegetables, herbs & fruits are cultivated & harvested for use in kitchen. It is not necessary to have kitchen garden in your kitchen. It can be any specified are to grow such things that are regularly used in kitchen throughout the year. There are many DIY Ideas that can be adopted to grow your kitchen garden.


Beginner's Guide

Here I'm sharing a video tutorial about how to start your own kitchen garden. The idea can also be adopted to grow an outdoor garden.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Sculpturing - An Amazing Art Form

What is Sculpturing

Sculpturing is an art of shaping or molding something into another thing. Sculpturing is not only an art we can say that it's an art & craft. In sculpturing, sculptures of living things as well as non living things are made. It is like 3D Art in which shapes or sculptures are carved onto stones, clay, wood, glass etc. It is not a new arty form as it's existed from decades. Carved objects & sculptures are existed since ancient history. Stone carvings & sculpturing helped a lot to have a deep insight into history & life styles of our ancestors.


Sculpturing & Texturing

Sculpturing & Texturing is another term which is usually used in paintings also. Commonly paintings are in 2D forms but sculpturing & texturing is used to make them give a 3D effect. Paints are used to give a 3D texture to paintings. These textured paintings look great. Now in most Paint By Numbers painting kits 3D factor is also added to help understand the texturing effect.Similarly 3D effect is also available in Diamond Paintings. Diamond Paintings are a form of painting in which small synthetic diamonds are used to make a painting. The colorful diamonds are placed on pre-printed canvas & these tiny diamonds give a three dimensional effect when combined together. It helps a lot to understand the texturing effect & apply it on blank canvas while painting.

Sculptures & Religions

Sculpturing has great value in different religions. Many sculptures have been found having religious affiliations with different religions.

Hinduism

Hinduism is most famous in this aspect. Hindus worship sculptured idols which is evident from their past history. They make sculptures of different idols & worship them. These idols are very exquisite to Hindus.                             




Buddhism

Same as Hindus another religion is Buddhism. There are many sculptures existed which shows the existence of this religion for hundreds of years.



                            

Christianity

Christian also has their religious sculptures. They have created different sculptures of Jesus Christ.





Materials Used For Sculpturing

Sculptures can be categorized on the basis of materials from which they are made or on which they are carved.
Basically the materials which are used for sculpturing include:
  • Clay Sculptures
  • Metal Sculptures
  • Stone Sculptures
  • Glass Sculptures
  • Wooden Sculptures
Most commonly used sculpturing is clay sculpturing. These sculptures are easy to make as compared to other forms of sculpturing. Pottery making is an easy form of sculpturing. Sculptures can be of anything. Sculptures of historic places, famous people from history & celebrities or public figures exist.

Clay Sculpture

The creativity & innovation depends upon the artist that how beautifully he/she can describe his/her thoughts.

Metal Sculpture

Metallic sculptures look great but really hard to make as they require great skills & heavy tools to work on.

Stone Sculpture

It is the most oldest form of sculpturing. They last longer & most of the sculptures found from history are stone sculptures. 

Glass Sculptures

Glass sculptures are just breathtaking & fragile. Glass Sculptures require professional skills to accomplish.

Wooden Sculpture

Same as other forms of sculptures wooden sculptures look equally great but require much attention & grip on tools to create a master piece.

Video Tutorial

After reading about sculpturing & it's type we can say that clay sculpturing is the easiest form to start on. Here is a video tutorial of clay sculpturing to understand & start working on this art form.

                         



  

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

DIY Canvas Painting Kits

Painting is an art form used by artists to express their inner thoughts. Paintings are the illustrations of painters' experiences or imaginations. A true painting is that which properly describe the thoughts of painter & engage their audience.

Canvas

Canvas is a durable fabric that is used for painting. Different types of canvas are available based on their materials. Which canvas should be opted, it depends upon the budget & the types of paints which are going to be used by the painter. 
The most common canvases based on their materials fall in three categories:
  1. Cotton Canvas
  2. Linen Canvas
  3. Synthetic Canvas
Cotton Canvas is mostly used by beginner artists as it is cheaper than others two, so it can be used for experiments. It is affordable for beginners. Then comes Linen Canvas which is expensive as compared to Cotton Canvas. That's why it is mostly used by professional. Last but not the least is Synthetic Canvas which is used by artists to make stretched canvas. The price of Synthetic Fiber varies depending upon the quality of materials used.

Canvas Painting

Canvas Painting is the most common approach used by famous painters. Before canvas painting wooden panels were used for painting. But now canvas painting has made it easier for beginners to start painting.
The most common paints used on canvas are Acrylic Paints & Oil Paints. Oil Paints are glossy while Acrylic Paints are matte ones. It depends upon the artist to choose between oil paints or acrylic paints. For beginners it would be best to use acrylic paints as it dries quickly as compared to oil paints & are easy to handle. After choosing the right canvas & paints it's now artist's turn to show the magic of fingers. 

DIY Painting Kits

As Canvas Painting is used by famous artists but what about novice & beginners?
The solution to this is DIY Canvas Paintings. Beginners doesn't have proper skills to work on blank canvas & play with colors. In this situation DIY Painting Kits are handy for beginners. It will help them to improve their motor skills & understand the color tones.
There are two type of DIY Painting Kits:
  1. Paint By Numbers Kits
  2. Diamond Paintings
These kits are provided with all accessories required for painting.

Paint By Numbers Painting Kits

Paint by numbers painting kits are easy to use & are best for beginners. These kits will help to overcome the phobia of painting. Most people have inner desire to start painting but their shyness make them reluctant to experience the wonderful world of paints & colors. These kits will help them to fulfill their desire.
Paint By Numbers Painting Kits include:
  • Paint Brushes
  • Numbered Paint Containers
  • Labelled Canvas
  • Instruction Set 

The kit will include brushes of different sizes to hit each & every target point on the canvas. Larger brushes will be used for larger areas & the smaller ones will be used for small corners & minor detailing.
The paint containers will be numbered & same numbers will be printed on the canvas. You just have to follow the instruction set provided with the painting kit. Choose the right color from paint containers & paint it on the assigned space of canvas.


Canvas will be divided into small shapes & these shapes will be numbered. As soon as you will paint the right color in the right shape, these small shapes collectively will begin to reveal the original painting. At start it may look like a waste of money but when the painting will be complete you would find it a great investment.

Diamond Painting Kits

Another form of DIY Paintings is Diamond Painting. These paintings are totally different from others. In these paintings we do not use liquid paints but small diamonds of different colors are used. These diamonds are placed on canvas & painting begins to reveal.
Diamond Painting Kits include:
  • Fabric printed with design chart
  • Colorful diamonds
  • Diamond applicator tool
  • Tub of wax
  • Instruction Set
These kits will include an instruction set. You just need to follow those simple steps & your painting will be ready with professional finishing.

These painting kits have three different types based on the types of diamonds used for painting:
  • Round Diamond Drill
  • Square Diamond Drill
  • Special Diamond Drill

Round Diamond Drill

In Round Diamond Drill the diamonds provided with the painting kit would be in round shape.

Square Diamond Drill

In Square Diamond Drill the diamonds provided with the painting kit would be in square shape. 


Special Diamond Drill

In Special Diamond Drill the diamonds provided with the painting kit would be fancy ones.

Video Tutorial

These are video tutorials to better understand Paint By Numbers & Diamond Painting Kits.

Paint By Numbers

                                                           
  
Diamond Paintings

                         



Monday, February 18, 2019

Hobbies that must be tried

What is Hobby?

Hobby is an activity which is done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.Hobbies can include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements. A list of hobbies is lengthy and always changing as interests and fashions change. By continually participating in a particular hobby, one can acquire substantial skills and knowledge in that area.

Types Of Hobbies

Hobbies are majorly based on someone's interests, However they can be categorized in following categories.
  • Indoor hobbies 
  • Outdoor hobbies
  • Collection hobbies
  • Competitive hobbies
  • Observation hobbies
If we start talking about these categories in details, it would be difficult to describe all. So some of best hobbies to be followed are listed as follows.

Best Hobbies to be Opted

  • Painting
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Drawing
  • Knitting
  • Gardening
  • Crochet
  • Writing
  • Sewing
  • Sculpturing

Benefits of Having Good Hobby

Having a good hobby is a great way to spend some quality time. Some benefits of having a good hobby are listed below:
  • Hobbies help to reduce workplace stress
  • Hobbies offer new challenges and experiences
  • Hobbies allow you to explore yourself and your talents
  • Hobbies can help improve your career
  • Hobbies can provide additional income
  • Hobbies prevent you from wasting time and creating bad habits
  • Hobbies help you build self-confidence and improve your self-esteem
  • Hobbies improve your memory
  • Hobbies promote mindfulness and staying present
  • Hobbies help keep you physically healthy



Gardening - The Best Hobby

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